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Dayan Anime Series Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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The “Neko no Dayan” (“Dayan the Cat”) series of anime shorts will premiere on the 26 as part of the weekly Music Launcher variety program. Author Akiko Ikeda published the first “Dayan” children’s picture book in 1984. The stories of the curious cat have become internationally beloved and have spawned over 30 books, drama CDs, and even a theme park.

Source: Anime News Network

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K Movie Trailer Released

Friday, April 11th, 2014

King Records has released the first trailer for studio GoHands’s anime feature film K: Missing Kings. The film continues the story from the 13-episode 2012 television series. The movie will hit Japanese theaters on July 12.

Source: Anime News Network

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NISA Acquires Gaworare & Love Live 2

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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NISA has announced plans for a domestic release of the current Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara (“Gaworare”) romantic comedy television series and the current second season of the Love Live! television series. NISA Announced its acquisition of distribution rights to the first Love Live television series in December 2012.

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Zed Live Action Film Project Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Ring 0: Birthday director Norio Tsuruta will write and direct a series of live-action adaptations of Koji Aihara’s 2011 zombie horror manga Z ~Zed~. The manga that consists of short stories depicting the panic and violence surrounding a zombie outbreak in Tokyo will be adapted into a feature film and a supplemental number of shorts that will be released on six DVDs. The feature film will premier this summer.

Source: Anime News Network

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Yokokuhan Movie Announced

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Shueisha has announced the development of a feature film based on Tetsuya Tsutsui’s crime manga Yokokuhan (“Prophecy”). The 2011-2012 manga revolves around a police investigation of a serial arsonist known as “Newspaper Man.” The announcement doesn’t specify whether the film will be live-action or animated.

Source: Anime News Network

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FUNi Acquires One Piece Movie 11

Monday, April 7th, 2014

FUNimation has announced plans to release One Piece Film Z, the 11th One Piece theatrical feature, on domestic home video this fall. One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda personally executive produced the 2012 film.

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Im@s Cinderella Girls Anime Announced

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A new website has launched to announce the development of an IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls anime television series, based on the tremendously successful IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls mobile device game that launched in November 2011 as a spin-off from Bandai Namco’s original hit 2005 simulation game franchise. Noriko Takao, who directed several episodes of the 2011 IDOLM@STER anime television series, will direct the Cinderella Girls TV series. Tatsuya Takahashi, who wrote multiple episodes of the 2011 TV series and the screenplay for the 2014 IDOLM@STER anime film, will co-write the new series along with director Takao. Yuusuke Matsuo, who served as animation director on select episodes of the 2011 TV series, will serve as character designer for the new series. Studio A-1 Pictures, which produced both the 2011 TV series and 2014 movie, will animate the new series for broadcast next year.

Source: Anime News Network

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Non Non Biyori Second Season Announced

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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The official Twitter account for last year’s domestic comedy television series Non Non Biyori has announced the development of a sequel television series. The adaptation of the manga by Atto revolves around the daily lives of four schoolgirls who live in rural Japan, far from most modern metropolitan conveniences.

The seventh collected volume of the original manga is scheduled for release on July 23rd. Limited edition copies will include the series’ first OAD.

Source: Anime News Network

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Third Shingeki no Kyojin OAD Announced

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin OAD 3 announcement

Reportedly the 14th collected volume of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin ~ Attack on Titan manga will be released on August 8 in a regular edition and a limited edition that includes the franchise’s third OAD episode. The Wit Studio staff and cast of the 2013 anime franchise will produce the new OAD episode. The series’ first OAD episode was released exclusively with the 12th collected volume of the manga in December 2013. The limited edition 13th manga volume with second OAD episode will be released in Japan on April 9th.

Source: Anime News Network

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Pup Who Cried Wolf to Get Anime Film Adaptation

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Tokyo based Ichigo Ichie Films LLC has announced plans to produce a CG anime feature film titled “Lobo” based on the children’s picture book The Pup Who Cried Wolf by American author Chris Kurtz. The 2010 book revolves around a Chihuahua that dreams of joining a wild wolf pack.

Source: Anime News Network

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Kuragehime Movie Announced

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Japanese multimedia entertainment magazine The Tsukuru has reported that a feature film adaptation of Akiko Higashimura’s manga Kuragehime has been green-lit for production for a 2015 release. The announcement does not specify whether the film will be animated or live-action. The 2008 manga about a cross-dressing boy who encourages a mousey Japanese woman to take notice of fashion was adapted into an anime television series in 2010.

Source: Anime News Network

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FUNimation Acquires New Fairy Tail & Daimidaler

Friday, April 4th, 2014

FUNimation has announced its acquisition of streaming rights to this month’s second Fairy Tail television series and the new robot anime comedy Kenzen Robo Daimidaler. Both shows will premiere in Japan on the 5th. FUNimation will begin streaming both titles shortly afterward.

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Ninja Slayer Anime Announced

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Twitter account for the popular lite novel series Ninja Slayer has announced that the book series will get an anime adaptation. The “cyberpunk ninja action drama” published by Enterbrain is credited to American authors “Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez,” who do not actually exist. The 12 volume continuing series is actually written by its Japanese “translators” Honda Yu & Sugi Leika.

Source: Anime News Network

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Gakumon! Anime Announced

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Gakumon! anime announcement

Senyu creator Robinson Haruhara’s brand new manga series Gakumon! ~Okami Shoujo wa Kujikenai~ (Monster School! Wolf Girl Won’t Give Up), which just made its premiere this month, will receive a Flash anime adaptation. The web anime series from director Kenshiro Morii and Studio Moriken will premiere on Nico Nico on April 25. The original manga revolves around a student who enrolls in monster school to become a “wolf man,” while keeping secret the fact that she’s actually a girl.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ane Log OVA Scheduled

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Ane Log: Moyako Nee-san no Honpen wo Tobidashitemo Tomarai Monologue OVA will hit Japanese home video on the 18th. The 50-minute-long Flash anime is based on Kenji Taguchi’s comedy manga Ane Log: Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue (Sister’s Log: Moyako’s Monologue That Won’t Stop) about an elder sister who believes that her younger brother is in love with her.

Source: Anime News Network

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